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Mike Taber on How to Balance Product and Marketing

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For the next 4 weeks, I’ll be releasing an episode on Tuesdays and Thursdays, to gear up for MicroConf on April 9th. These episodes will be focused on self-funded, often solo-founders. Some are on the smaller side, while others have ARRs over 7-figures, but they all have valuable lessons to share for any founder. If you already have a team or have raised money, don’t skip these weeks...

Christoph Engelhardt on Doubling Your MRR with Email Marketing

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m doing something a little bit different as I gear up for MicroConf in April. MicroConf was started by Rob Walling and Mike Taber and is an amazing conference for self-funded software companies that I look forward to every year because the community is great and the talks are invaluable. So what I’m going to do is release 2 episodes a week for...

Collin Davis on Fueling Growth with Tradeshows and Partnerships

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Collin Davis, the CTO of the automotive video tech company, WheelsTV, where he launched Dealer Video Showroom, a startup within a startup as he calls it. In our chat, we cover everything from how he got early validation for the product to how he and his team are preparing for rapid growth, but where we really dive in is how they...

Rob Walling on Life After Acquisition

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Rob Walling, whose resume is hard to cover in this short intro, but I’ll do my best. He was most recently the founder of Drip, a lightweight marketing automation tool that was acquired by LeadPages in 2016. Before that, he bought, grew, and sold the keyword tool HitTail, is a co-founder of FounderCafe, an online community of...

Christopher Gimmer on Bootstrapping to $20k MRR in One Year

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Subscribe on iTunes Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Christopher Gimmer, the co-founder and CEO of Snappa, a SaaS tool that lets marketers and entrepreneurs create graphics in seconds. Chris has only been in the startup world since 2014, but in that time he built a Bootstrap theme store up to $10k/mo in sales before selling it and bootstrapped his current...

Randy Rayess on Building a Startup by Scratching Your Own Itch

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Today, on the Early-Stage Founder Show, I’m talking with Randy Rayess, the Co-Founder of Outgrow, a growth marketing platform that enables marketers to build interactive content/tools to increase customer engagement and boost demand generation.  Outgrow is Randy’s second startup, and in our chat today we cover how the idea for Outgrow came from running his first startup...